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Exclusive: What’s in Republicans’ new climate-change push

Illustration of an elephant trunk holding a tree.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Trees, plastics and favorable tax policy are at the core of House Republicans’ new push on climate change — an effort to reassure voters they care about the problem after a decade of dismissing it.

Why it matters: The policies reveal how Republicans hope to counter Democrats’ Green New Deal and show the political saliency of this topic that in the past has been on the electoral back burner.

White House details Trump impeachment team's congressional members

President Donald Trump looks on from the stage during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan
President Trump at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, in December. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The White House announced in a statement Monday evening the Republican House members of President Trump's impeachment team.

Details: Reps. Doug Collins, Mike Johnson, Jim Jordan, Debbie Lesko, Mark Meadows, John Ratcliffe, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin will serve on the team "working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment," the statement reads. It did not detail what their roles would be.

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